The BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health) K12 program announces a special funding opportunity for junior research faculty with a clinical doctorate degree or equivalent. Potential clinically prepared applicants can propose research across the full spectrum of research activities including basic science, clinical research, information technology, health services, patient-centered outcomes, policy, public health, behavioral, and applied research. OCTRI anticipates one opening for a K12 scholar in Winter of 2014. Deadline for applications is September 20, 2013.
Award information: Scholars will receive salary and fringe benefit support for .75 FTE, up to a maximum of $100,000 (including benefits), and up to $25,000 per year for research, supplies, and travel. You will be appointed as an OCTRI scholar, which will give you access to core OCTRI services including statistics, IRB, regulatory compliance etc. (Some limitations will apply to these services.) This is an interdisciplinary research training program, so scholars must have multiple experienced research mentors who represent different disciplines.
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals, or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence (by July 1, 2012), who hold a clinical or health professional doctoral degree or its equivalent, can commit a minimum of 75% full-time professional effort to conducting women’s health research, have identified mentors with extensive research experience, and must NOT be or have been a PI on an R01 or K award. The applicant’s Department must agree to commit at least $10,000 per year in discretionary funds to the scholar, if appointed, which is matched by the institution with $15,000 per year toward the scholar’s research projects and training. Clinical doctorate degrees include, but are not limited to, the M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D., O.D., D.C., Pharm.D., N.D. (Doctor of Naturopathy), as well as nurses with doctoral degrees. In addition, other clinicians holding doctoral degrees may be eligible.
For questions or for more information, please contact BIRCWH Program Director Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, MPH.